Meet Our Instructors

Meet BlackRock’s Winter Classes Instructors

For #TeachingArtistTuesday, BlackRock introduces you to a different instructor every week.

Introduction to Guitar, Intermediate Guitar
“Hello, I’m Tyler Joyce. I studied music at Towson University and I’ve been playing guitar for more than 40 years. I believe my personalized teaching style benefits kids and adults.

I provide my students with the fundamentals and techniques to become skilled musicians and help them work toward their individual goals. Learning should be fun! By making sure that my students enjoy what they are learning, I am able to foster a true appreciation for the joy music can bring.”

Tyler’s classes, Introduction to Guitar and Intermediate Guitar, begin in January. For details and to register, go to


Cartooning, Advanced Cartooning, Urban Drawing, and Watercolor Painting

“I have been an artist since I could pick up a pencil. I love drawing; it is fundamental to my work. I have had a career in education, which has included teaching digital arts software, drawing, painting and cartooning. I began as a watercolor painter then moved into digital art, including illustration, photo restoration, and even web design. The digital arts taught me discipline and the need for research and training. As a result I have returned to the fine arts as a much more organized artist. I enjoy watercolor painting and drawing. I have an art degree from Prince Georges Collage, and a graphic design certificated from the Maryland School of Art and Design. I have studied and taught art at the Corcoran School of Art, Montgomery College, MICA and the Ringling School of Art.  Among the places I have displayed my work are the Corcoran School, Montgomery County Art Association, and Montgomery College.” To register for Brian’s classes, go to


Fundamentals of Drawing

“Hello! I earned my Master’s Degree in Art Education from Towson University. I have taught for more than a decade, beginning in a Title 1 community and later teaching at a National Blue Ribbon school. I’m happy to say I have influenced hundreds of students from all walks of life. My passion for the arts began in early childhood, and I continue to learn as an artist and as an instructor. In addition to drawing and painting, I have experience with clay, printmaking, paper mache, and stained glass.”

In “Fundamentals of Drawing,” students will learn about proportion in order to prepare them for more realistic drawing. Students will also learn about facial proportions, the human figure, and one-point perspective. To register for Kelli’s class, go to